The Division of Pediatric Nephrology ranks among the largest pediatric nephrology programs in the country. Our physicians provide the bulk of clinical services at Children’s Medical Center Dallas, caring for children with renal disease and hypertension. We also provide outpatient care at Children’s Medical Center Plano through UT Southwestern Pediatric Group. In addition, we devote considerable energy and skill toward the goal of training outstanding physicians and scientists. All faculty members conduct research programs, striving to gain new knowledge that will improve outcomes for future patients. U.S. News and World Report ranked our Division No. 24 nationwide in 2022.
The clinical expertise of our faculty encompasses all aspects of renal disease and fluid and electrolyte abnormalities. More than 12 renal transplants in children are performed each year, making ours one of the largest pediatric centers for the treatment of end-stage renal disease in children in the United States. Patients with renal disorders are referred to us from all over North Texas, as well as parts of Louisiana and Oklahoma.
In addition to leading active research programs, our Pediatric Nephrology faculty includes several National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant winners and NIH Training Grant participants. Division faculty publish more than 10 original manuscripts per year, as well as writing reviews and chapters for key nephrology and pediatric texts. Dr. Michel Baum is editor-in-chief of the journal Pediatric Nephrology.
Pediatric nephrology fellows, residents, and medical students all benefit from the academic excellence and leadership embodied by our faculty. Our Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program ensures that fellows effectively evaluate and manage patients. Much of the success of this program relies on faculty providing one-on-one teaching and delivering valuable didactic lectures in clinical nephrology.
The goal of our Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship Program is to train postdoctoral fellows for careers in academic pediatric nephrology. The Program trains fellows to evaluate and manage patients with fluid and electrolyte disorders and renal disease. Didactic and one-on-one teaching provide a strong clinical foundation. Our Fellowship is one of only a handful of programs funded by a National Institutes of Health T32 grant.